Wright Co. Daycare Provider Accused of Breaking Baby's Leg

Updated: 03/13/2013 8:59 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

A daycare provider in Wright County is accused of tripping and pushing an 11-month-old baby girl, causing her to break her right leg.

The child's mother took her to the hospital March 6 after noticing that the baby was unusually fussy. She also didn't want to crawl and couldn't put weight on her right foot, according to a Wright County criminal complaint. The baby had bruises and scratches on her body.

Robbin Kay Rollag, 48, of Buffalo, was watching the child that day at her home daycare, 727 20th St. S.W., the charges said. Rollag gave the mother no explanation for the child's injuries.

A hospital examination of the baby reportedly showed that she had a broken right leg.

Two days later, state and county officials questioned Rollag about the injuries, according to the complaint. She initially said "I don't know." Rollag later told them that she took the child sledding and "wiped out." The child possibly twisted her leg, Rollag said.

Rollag eventually said that she intentionally harmed the child, according to the complaint. Rollag said she pushed the child, pulled her from a jumper scratching her stomach and pinched her. Rollag also tripped and fell on top of the baby, she told authorities.

Rollag has been charged in Wright County District Court with three counts of third-degree assault, two counts of malicious punishment of a child and a count of child neglect.

All of the charges are felonies.

She was released from custody Wednesday on $20,000 bail with conditions, including that she cannot care for children, according to jail records.

Rollag's daycare license was temporarily suspended March 11, according to state records. Her daycare had a capacity of 12 children. Of that, she could only have one infant in her care.